To kick off its 2020 United Way of Northwest Louisiana Campaign Season, the United From Home Virtual Fun Run & 5K encourages runners and walkers to participate in this virtual race with a purpose! Register to run or walk your individualized 5K course with the option to join a corporate team or form a team of your own. This socially distant competition allows you to get active while making a difference in our community.
During this period, we understand the importance of staying safe—giving YOU the control of your own surroundings while you give back. You get to be the decision–maker of where you would like your journey to begin and end. Your course can take you through your neighborhood, past a body of water, in front of your favorite local business, or through your favorite park. The top three runners with the best times in each age/gender division will be recognized.
The race begins Saturday, June 27th starting at 8 a.m. and will conclude at 5 p.m. Join us as we stay safe and remain #UnitedFromHome.
GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY
United Way of Northwest Louisiana fights for the health, education, financial stability and essential needs of every person in Northwest Louisiana. Locally, United Way manages Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, 211, the Financial Empowerment Center, and FamilyWize. United Way established the United for NWLA Fund in partnership with The Salvation Army and the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau to aid NWLA residents during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. Just like any United Way donation, our race registration can be designated to one of our pillars (health, education, financial stability and essential needs), the United for NWLA Fund, or another 501(c)3.
When designating to an organization, the designated organization must be tax-exempt 501(c)3. If the designated organization is not a certified 501(c)3, if organization name/address is not legible, or if all appropriate forms have not been submitted by the designated organization, United Way reserves the right to redirect your gift to United Way’s general investment fund. Designations are reduced by an uncollectible shrinkage percentage. For more information please call (318)677-2504.
PRIZE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTICIPANTS
We would like to acknowledge and award our top 3 runners in their age/gender division, as well as our youth and fun runners.
Prizes and commemorative medals to the top 3 finishers in each division
All participants age 10 and younger will receive a commemorative medal
Corporate team with the most participants, will receive social media acknowledgement and featured on a digital billboard for 30 days.
Participants who BINGO will be featured on our website and entered to win one of three $25 Visa Gift Cards. See “Run with Us on Social Media” below for details.
This virtual event is open to individuals of all ages! The male and female age divisions are as follows:
60 and over
Register before June 15th to guarantee the receipt of your United From Home SWAG Bag before race day.
Registrations received after June 15th will need to schedule a SWAG bag pick-up time with Raavin Evans at email@example.com.
SWAG BAG PICK-UP
Curbside SWAG bag pick-up for this race will be located at 820 Jordan St, Shreveport, LA 71101 in the parking lot on Friday, June 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Please make sure you are in the parking lot off of Jordan St.
The 5K course limit is 1 hour. To finish within these time limits, runners and walkers must maintain a pace of approximately 20 minutes per mile. Official finishing times are recorded through 1 hour. Although the 1 mile Fun Run course does not have a time limit, we encourage participants in the Fun Run to try their personal best.
CERTIFYING YOUR RUN TIME
To be considered for awards, you will need to submit your race time results on RunSignup.com. Navigate to the menu bar on the website, and look for the “Results” tab. This is where you will submit your race time. Participants must also send a photo of their timer with their time to firstname.lastname@example.org for verification.
Feel free to use your preferred tracker, however, we listed below our top free mobile app recommendations.
Nike+ Run Club
To be considered for an award, all running times must be submitted by 5:00PM (CST) on race day on RunSignup.com.
For more information on the event go online to https://unitedwaynwla.org/unitedfromhome-5k/.